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Powers of Congress, The


Published 1947


A fantasy is employed in this film to define and explain the powers of Congress. Mr. Williams drops off to sleep for a few minutes to find himself confronted with a world in which Congress has been suspended and federal authority dissolved. When he awakens from his dream, he has a better understanding of his own responsibility in the selection of that body.


Producer Coronet Instructional Films
Production Company Coronet Instructional Films
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual sound, color

Credits

DIRECTOR: Ted Peshak; CAMERA: Bill Rockar; WRITERS: Dick Creyke, Tom Riha; EDITOR: George Wilbern; AUTHORITY: John Day Larkin, Ph.D., Dean, Division of Liberal Studies, Illinois Institute of Technology

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Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2016
Subject: Wooooooo!!

It's been a while since I've seen a Coronet film, so I was looking forward to seeing this one, but I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I was going to see quite possibly the most trippiest Coronet movie I've seen. The Powers Of Congress fatures a man by the name of Charles Bentley, who complains about Congress at every turn, how we don't need elections, taxes etc. It then seagues into this weird world full of wild sets, weird voices and uh, bubbles (Robot Monster influences here!) to tell what would happen if there wasn't any congress. His wife wakes him up.. it was a dream! (He must've been hypnotized by the wallpaper) and immediately knows what his topic is going to be for his 'speech at the club'! It then goes stumping for a bit which is a little less interesting.. but boy, what a great beginning three quarters! Highly reccomended!
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